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Elder Abuse

As people age and as health deteriorates, they become susceptible to undue influence, duress or coercion, and fraud. Sadly, this abuse not only comes from skilled caretakers but often comes from family members and trusted friends.

Signs of Elder Abuse

Recognizing this national problem, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued this list of warning signs:

  • Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns may be an indication of physical abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.
  • Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, and unusual depression may be indicators of emotional abuse.
  • Bruises around the breasts or genital area can occur from sexual abuse.
  • Sudden changes in financial situations may be the result of exploitation.
  • Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unusual weight loss are indicators of possible neglect.
  • Behavior such as belittling, threats, and other uses of power and control by spouses are indicators of verbal or emotional abuse.
  • Strained or tense relationships, frequent arguments between the caregiver and elderly person are also signs.

What Can You Do?

Most importantly, be alert for your loved ones. If you have concerns that a loved one is no longer able to protect themselves you do have some options:

We Can Help

If you have elder abuse concerns, our Estate Planning Lawyers and Estate Litigation Attorneys can help. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

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For more than two decades Klenk Law has focused only on Estate and Elder Abuse Law. We’ve seen it all, and this experience allows us to explain complex estate law techniques clearly and concisely. If you are involved in an elder abuse situation our experienced Estate Planning and Estate Litigation Attorneys will make it easy for you to understand your options and provide top notch representation.

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Many firms assign Estate Litigation cases to their young lawyers or a general litigator. This is not cost effective. Being that Estate Litigation is what we do, our experience allows us to focus quickly on the issues that matter. By being focused, we arrive at the most cost efficient plan. We find the solution to your problem while the others are just warming up.

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While some firms litigate, few of them have whole departments focused exclusively on estate matters. At Klenk Law, our Elder Abuse Litigators have the luxury of partnering with other lawyers from our Estate Administration or Estate Planning Departments. The depth of experience we can focus on your case is truly impressive. Whatever issue you are facing, our team has the answer.

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I met Peter soon after he started his practice in Philadelphia, PA. He and his team have always been there for me and my various inquiries throughout my life-changing events, corporate relocations. I have lived in various cities throughout the nation, I have never had a problem in contacting Peter or a member of his team. He and his office responds quickly and returns calls to me to fulfill my requests for information or to revise my estate needs while posing relevant thought-provoking questions that I need to consider to secure my future. One of Peter's best qualities is his ability to answer clients complicated questions in a simple way to ensure comprehension.

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